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Swami Baracus Returns With Anthem ‘The Native Immigrants’

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Swami Baracus Returns With Anthem ‘The Native Immigrants’

Swami Baracus Returns With Anthem ‘The Native Immigrants’

London rapper Swami Baracus returns after a long hiatus with a super-charged political anthem entitled ‘The Native Immigrants’!

Taken from the same name as his weekly running podcast, The Native Immigrants sees the Baracuda challenge racism head-on, as well as deliver an impactful message to the South Asian community as a whole. With production provided by long-time collaborator Nutty P, SB provides super-charged and potentially controversial bars with a passionate delivery and without filters!
SB had this to say, ‘The Native Immigrants is a rallying call, not just against racism, but also our own community. We stood side by side fighting the Far Right in the 70s, and now even when there’s social injustice so prevalent in UK society, we’ve segregated ourselves from each other, rather than being a collective community once again. Strength in numbers is how we overcome prejudice, so let’s stand united once again.

The official music video is out now, and was shot in Swami’s old hometown of Southall, and features content from the history of the town itself, including images of first-generation immigrants and footage of the Southall riots of 1979. The single is also available to purchase and stream now across all online platforms.

LYRICS

I ain’t here to fill your quota
be the face up on your immigration poster
we still flourished when they stuck us in the corner
i add masala to that chip on your shoulder
the chutney to the soca, soaking up animosities
building empires, the kings of opportunities
the gap fillers, pack pickers and tax billers
from foundries to forbes, building up to mad scrilla
but facts make the man act bitter, ignorance makes the pack
thicker, hatching their attacks in the black mirror
blind shepherds seeking out a herd of scapegoats
promising my race gets erased when they chase votes
but when it rains, fuck pours, we bring a monsoon
stare so hard at the far right, i’m seeing neptune
tell a bigot, we’re the bilingual brits now
crowd rounds, finger pointed at me, shouting out

Oi you, go back to where you came from
go back to where you came from
Oi you, go back to where you came from
no matter where you came from
Oi you, go back to where you came from
go back to where you came from
Oi you, go back to where you came from
ask yourself where you’re really from

I was born into a cesspool of racial debate
idi amin had a dream so my people escaped
set up shop on these shores, carried hopes till their backs sore
blood shedded for the crown on this passport
running from intolerance like it’s parkour
fighting for a level playing field, on a par score
past wars, all connected in the same plight
bored now we’re turning on our ourselves, like a smart light
separated now we’re segregated
the empire’s atrocities are vindicated
eradicate all the frivolous hate, immigrants divided by
their faith, but united our fate’s limitless
educating the prejudiced, elevating our diligence
melanin in my elements, I’m a citizen
tell a bigot that the swastika belongs to us
crowd rounds, finger pointing at me, shouting at us

Oi you, go back to where you came from
go back to where you came from
Oi you, go back to where you came from
no matter where you came from
Oi you, go back to where you came from
go back to where you came from
Oi you, go back to where you came from
ask yourself where you’re really from

I’m home, where we broke limbs to change laws
I’m home, giving colour to the workforce
I’m home, where we transformed their tastebuds
I’m home, where we screw a different lightbulb
I’m home where we parted the rivers of blood
I’m home, in the daytimes, up in the club
I’m home, we overcome for a better outcome
I’m home, i know exactly where I come from

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